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Sep 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the president obama's important stat
CNN
Sep 23, 2011 11:00am EDT
covering the united nations general assembly. you've watched all of these power players get together. this is a real showdown here. why do you suspect that the palestinian leader is making this push right now? >> reporter: well, suzanne, we understand from our sources that the reason they're going it right now -- for two reasons. first of all, the palestinians say, listen, the oslo accords were 18 years ago when they first decided to start negotiations and they haven't gotten their international legitimacy from these negotiations. they want to get their international legitimacy from the international community, and then they want to negotiate with the israelis as two states negotiating, not one occupying power to the occupying people. secondly, they say listen, we're really frustrated with u.s. policy. they're frustrated with u.s. policy and they feel they really have no option. it's a desperate attempt, suzanne. >> so if abbas know that is u.s. is going to veto this, why go forward? is this all about symbolism? what do they take away, elise? help us understand. >> reporter: well, it
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 11:00am EDT
pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literally and figuratively and so
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 1:00pm PDT
to the u.n. security council, perhaps go to the united nations general assembly, which wouldn't be as serious, would enforce the so-called u.s. veto that they're fearing and also could give him a lot more international support. they're also looking at a way, kind of for the day after, they're looking at this week planning for next week, trying to get the parties back to negotiations, trying to get a statement by the international community, that quartet which includes russia, the united nations and the european union and the u.s., basically laying out the framework for getting the parties back to the table, something that both of them say they want to do. >> meantime, with that vote of membership for palestinian state recognition, the u.s. says it will be vetoing that. elise, thanks so much. >>> and one more note about this week's gathering of the united nations general assembly, libya will be represented there, but by a representative of theforce s th that ousted moammar gadhafi. >>> as the economy continues to suffer, and people continue to be without work, many are moving back i
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 11:00am PDT
out the carpet and will be joining us live a little later on. >>> the united nations general assembly convenience this week. the palestinians want to become a formal state, but the u.s. is expected to veto the proposal. we'll discuss that straight ahead. first, you do you know how much money the united states sends israel each year? with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits, so you can save money. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or click today. it feels like help is never far away. it feels like you're protected against life's little mishaps. it feels like you'll make it home. that's what it feels like to be a member. >>> the united states sends $3 billion in aid to
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
spoke to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> reporter
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
broad, isn't it? >> yes. if there was just a vote -- just needed for a vote in the united nations general assembly, it would overwhelmingly be approved very quickly. to get that full membership as a member state of the united states, you need the security council to approve it. you need nine states, nine members of the u.n. security council, 15 members all together that are ready to support it. you also have to avoid a veto by one of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council. president obama says the u.s. will use that veto. the security council isn't going to authorize full membership for the palestinians but they're trying to avoid that veto if at all possible. >> it seems to me the president has to -- talking about president obama -- he's walking a bit of a fine line here. really, i know you can speak to this, this isn't just a diplomatic issue but this is a domestic issue as well. we have the jewish vote at stake here for president obama and what happened in new york with the election for anthony weiner's seat which had been vacated. what do you make of that? >> well, it's become a h
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 10:00am PDT
. >>> world leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for full s
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
headlines. look for a showdown at the united nations when the general assembly meets this week. the issue, a permanent home for the palestinians. palestinian leaders plan to ask the u.n. to recognize an independent state of palestine. the u.s. objects, may use its veto in the security council. the obama administration says negotiation is the only path to statehood for palestinians. >>> and the late senator ted kennedy's only daughter kara died of a heart attack friday. she was 51 years old. you see her here accepting her ailing father's presidential medal of freedom shortly before his death in 2009. according to the family, she collapsed after her daily workout. she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003 but overcame that illness. >>> freedom continues to be on hold for those two, the two american hikers in prison in iran. their attorney says he hopes shane bauer and josh fattal will be released soon. they've been in jail for more than two years, accused of spying, something they've always denied. iranian law requires two judges to sign their release. so far only one has. and cnn has lear
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
coming up. >>> then, while president obama is in new york at the united nations general assembly meeting, then she overcame torture and cancer before becoming president of brazil. a look at her in today's "human factor." to the same challenges. but at prudential we're helping companies everywhere find new solutions to manage risk, capital and employee benefits, so american business can get on with business. ♪ >>> want to let you know what's happening right now. take a look at this live satellite picture here. thousands of people need to get out of the way of a typhoon that's about to hit japan. chad myers has been watching this thing swirling. he'll explain where this massive storm equal to a category 3 hurricane is aiming for hours from now. we'll get to chad momentarily. >>> first, james carville has a lot of advice for the president as of late. he's not at all shier about sharing it. the longtime democratic strategist and cnn distributor says president obama is showing a new aggressiveness. he says it's about time. james carville joins me live. james, you're pretty intense about thi
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
alone with one of the other world leaders coming here at the same time to attend the united nations general assembly. >> oh, yeah, total mess for logistical reasons, not political reasons. he'll be here later this afternoon. one point about who is pay pg all the capital gains income, this is the core of the buffett rule. that there are some people in this country who make a lot of money with their money. not with their hands. i guess you could argue with their brain, but you know, you work a tax differently. the people who work for warren buffett, 35% tax rate. the people, or the -- warren buffett paying in the high teens. you know, 80% of the capital gains income realized in the u.s. in the past 20 year has gone to the top 5% of people. according to "the washington post." that's what the white house and more progressive economists want to zero in on. when you have to find money, you go to the people who have the money, and they say that's where it is. it's a pretty easy pot to go after. >> what willie sutton used to say. all right. the president is walking in. you see the folks standing up. let's listen t
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will be front and center. >> all rig
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
for him in ramallah right now. abbas back home after his trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody get
CNN
Sep 23, 2011 3:00pm EDT
going to happen? no. there is certainly a lot of negotiations going on and the united nations general assembly and the security council will be talking about this over the next several days and weeks, but he can clearly claim a victory. what is going on right now is that the mideast quartet, the u.s., eu, russia and the united nations issued a framework, if you will for the eterms of negotiations of the israeli and the palestinians to get the palestinian president to backoff and start to negotiate with the israelis and the palestinians. >> what does this mean? >> well, it calls for clear time lines for the parties to get back to the table, and says that neither side could take provocative actions, and they don't say what that means really, but in essence it is tacit indication to israel not to build settlements, and settlement freeze while the negotiations are going on, and for the palestinians, they are urged to not take any moves into the international criminal court against israel should they go down the u.n. route and have a new legitimacy at the u.n. to do so. but in essence, brooke, it doesn
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
president today in new york at the united nations addressing the general assembly and did make quick mention of the news that shane and josh are free. >> wonderful news, we are thrilled and would not feel better for the families, those moms who we've been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> and coming up in a couple of minutes, roxanne saberi, she's going to share her own memories of what she called psychological torture. she'll share conditions of what that must have been like and what josh and shane must be feeling now here in the first moments of freedom. talk to her in a minute. >>> now, let me catch you up on some other stories. let's begin with no polygraph test for troy davis. lawyers asked for their client to get a last minute lie detector test. in fact, the department of corrections denied that request. lethal injection set to happen 7:00 p.m. eastern time. the family of the victim has said they will not attend tonight's execution. >>> also, mohamed abbas set to meet with president obama in just an hour from now. this after, abbas announced he
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
row while the supreme court reviews his appeal. >>> this just in to cnn -- the united nations has voted in favor of allowing the national transitional council to represent libya. the u.n. general assembly next week. staying in libya, anti-gadhafi fighters made their way into the town of sirte. intense firefighters broke out in the streets and it is unclear how many casualties. their are. transitional council delegation is demanding niger turn over one of gadhafi's sons who recently fled there. >>> a day after his arrest in connection with about $2 billion worth of unauthorized deals at swiss banking giant ubs, this man in a photo taken from his facebook page. he is expected to appear in court today to answer the charges of fraud and false accounting. so far ubs is not commenting on that arrest. >>> some senate democrats aren't exactly welcome president obama's jobs and debt cutting plan with open arms. the white house gave them a close-up look at the plan thursday. while some members voiced their total support, others said that due to the side of the bill they'd like to see more specifics. the plan is set to go before the 12 members of congress's bipartisan super committee on monday. >>> ju
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 10:00am PDT
that you might have missed. we're on the united nations today to hear iran's president address the general assembly. and he quickly prompted french, british and other delegates to walk out of his speech after saying the u.s. government views zionism as sacred and european countries still use the holocaust after six decades as the excuse to pay ransom to zionists. his words. >>> southwest airlines is working with federal and local officials to investigate suspicious tagging incidents involving some of its passenger jets in los angeles. as you can see in this video, a white marking is visible on the tail of one of the airlines' planes there. an airline spokesperson could not comment on the number of planes vandalized. where the incidents were recorded or give specific details about what the markings actually were or what they mean. we'll bring you updates on the story as it evolves. >>> in michigan, a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information can lead to an arrest in this car bombing. it happened in monroe, michigan. about 40 miles south of detroit on tuesday. a well known divorce attorney and h
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 10:00am EDT
people, of course. this alleged mob boss is accused in some 19 murders. >>> the united nations security council could consider the palestinians' plea for statehood as early as monday. palestinian president mahmoud abbas personally delivered the request in paper and in person through the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. helps defends against occasional justconstipation, diarrhea,alth probiotic cap a day up to 300 of those bottles gas and bloa
CNN
Sep 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
visit new york later this month for the general assembly of the united nations. >>> two special elections for the house of representatives. in new york city, voters are picking a replacement for anthony weiner, you'll recall he resigned in june add admitting sending lewd photos of himself to women on the internet. bob turner having an edge over democrat david we have fran. the republican victory would be seen as rebuke of president obama. in nevada the focus is on the second congressional district, voters are choosing someone to replace dean heller appointed to the senate in may. gop senator mark alma day is going up against kate marshall. >>> we are about to sho video, all. a car and motorcycle collided in logan, utah, burst into flames. good samaritans jumped into action. a group of construction workers and students and others joined together to lift up one side of the burning car then pulled the driver of the motorcycle straight out from under it. the 21-year-old motorcyclist is in stable condition after surgery. the driver of the car not seriously hurt. incredible stuff. >>
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
nations and a day before the president is supposed to speak to the u.n. general assembly and this is interesting politics that we will be watching on several fronts. one is that the texas governor is slamming this process that is about to get underway up at the u.n. in which the palestinians may get a vote on statehood. it is a vote that the united states is expected to block. the obama administration is basically going to side with israel on that question, and that's going to be a messy situation for the obama administration, but the fact that this process is underway is really giving some red meat to the republicans. rick perry coming to manhattan and giving remarks. a portion of which we obtained here at cnn. he is expected to say in a few moments we are indignant that certain middle east earn leaders have discarded the principal of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of israel and the palestinian leadership. he goes on to say this is all part of the obama administration's policy of middle east appeasement to leaders in that region and what rick per i have trying to d
CNN
Sep 23, 2011 10:00am PDT
, is occupied palestinian territory. and yet, even here, in the general assembly, the truth can sometimes break through. in 1984 when i was appointed israel's ambassador to the united nations, i visited the great rabbi. he said to me -- and ladies and gentlemen, i don't want any of you to be offended, because from personal experience of serving here, i know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nation here, but here's what the rabbi said to me. he said to me, "you'll be serving in a house of many lies." and then he said, "remember that even in the darkest place, the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide." today i hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of dark mess for my country. so as israel's prime minister, i didn't come here to win applause. i came here to speak the truth. the truth is -- the truth is that israel wants peace. the truth is that i want peace. the truth is that in the middle east, at all times but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored in security. the truth is that we cannot achieve peace through u.n. r
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 2:00pm EDT
nations membership. the security council could take up the issue monday. palestinian authority president put forth the request yesterday at the u.n.. he and israeli prime minister addressed the u.n. general assembly. >> translator: it's time for the palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence. the time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of palestinian refugees in their homeland to end their displacement and to realize their rights. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> cnn senior state department producer is in new york. what's next with this palestinian request for u.n. membership? >> well, in the immediate term, president abbas arrived home victorious to his people and going to the u.n. security council. now he'll meet with his legal committee with various palestinian committees while the u.n. security council votes on -- not vote but addresses this issue on monday, consultations will be going on and it's a little bit unclear what president abbas will do. i've been told they are determined to
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 8:00am PDT
to get support from the world in the general assembly, and that's really the issue, is that for most members of the united nations around the world, this is an easy vote, you vote on behalf of the palestinians, you vote for them to be recognized as a full member, as a state. the problem is to become a real member of the united nations, you have to be a state, and to achieve that, you have to get the security council to bless it. the united states has said it will veto it -- >> why? >> the reason the united states is going to veto it is because we have taken the view, the united states, that a full fledged state of palestine should come about through negotiations with the israelis. and just as we ask the israelis not to take steps to prejudge the outcome of negotiations, we're asking the -- the obama administration is asking the palestinians not to prejudge the outcome by taking these unilateral steps. the idea here is this is a tough problem, and the palestinians and the israelis have to solve it together, and one side just acting is not going to solve the problem. >> is the u.s. position on this vote a contradiction to
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, first avenue closed off outside the united nations. more than a hundred world leaders are going to be here. and the president of the united states expected to land fairly soon. he will be here tonight, tomorrow. wednesday he will address the general assembly. this is a big deal every time this year. you know what else is happening the same week? clinton global initiative. president bill clinton's annual conference. i will interview him tomorrow in new york. we will have that interview tomorrow. you know what, a lot of world leaders are here. i would like it hang out with world leaders, as you know, brooke, it is a good time to come to new york despite the gridlock. >> wolf and world leaders, getting the exercise. who do you have coming up on the state room today? >> we have someone who wants to be a world leader. she want to be the commander-in-chief. michele bachmann is joining us. she is not here in new york. she is in waterloo, iowa. that's where she was born. we are speaking to michele bachmann. we will talk about the whole controversy that erupted a week ago at the debate i moderated, about the vaccine for mental retardation. we will talk about what the u.s. should be doing at the u.n. this week. as far as the president's new debt reductio
CNN
Sep 26, 2011 12:00pm PDT
at united nations, a security council is about to consider the palestinian's bid for state hood. as we've mentioned, this is clearly a huge deal. abbas made his push last week before the u.n. general assembly. here's the thing. the u.s. has already said it will veto the move. president obama says the next step forward cannot come through a solution at u.n. he says the answer is diplomacy, specifically renewed talks on the tough issues that still divide the palestinians and israelis. many palestinians acknowledge this whole bid is largely symbolic. president abbas is still making and receiving praise for it as well. he got a hero's welcome when he returned home to the west bank just yesterday. take a look at the crowd there waving the flags all in support of him and his move. we're going to keep watching this one for you and bring you any developments from the u.n. as soon as we get them. >>> then the one gop candidate for president takes the lead in a new straw poll. >> i feel great. i feel even greater because the voice of the people is bigger than the voice of the media. >> herman cain. how he is shaking things up with the other candidates. then protesters rallying against bank bailouts, the mor
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolution at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately, it is the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately, the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them. >> an executive director of the american task force in palestine, also a former adviser to mahmoud abbas. thank you for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> the first question is going to the united nations seen by many as a very risky move by president abbas. is it worth the risk? >> it is an expression of frustration. i don't think they believe it will change but they are taking that step to show the world that the issue is still alive. is it worth the risk? i don't know. but the risk is not only to the palestinians. it is to the israelis and the international community. therefore no matter what happens in the u.n., i think we have to keep our eye on the ball. to make sure things do not deteriorate to create a new crisis. let the diplomatic cri
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